Veteran gets his house back!

$14,056 of $132k goal

Raised by 186 people in 26 months
Joshua Parish   HOWELL, MI








A few months ago our County Veteran's Affairs office was contacted by an 82 year old Veteran that was in fear of losing his home and he was in the hospital at the time recovering from a triple bypass surgery.  The Veteran had fell behind on payments on his home after several surgeries and had applied for assistance through a state program called StepForward.  The Veteran had been conditionally approved through the program and was informed that his house would not be foreclosed upon while the program processed his application.  The Veteran received a letter from StepForward a few weeks later informing him that he was being removed from the program without providing an exact reason why.  After contacting our office we contacted the court to obtain the date and time of the pending sheriff sale.  I was surprised to find out that the sheriff sale was scheduled  for that day at 10:00 a.m.  I immediately drafted an emergency temporary motion to save the house from going to sheriff sale until I could obtain the necessary funds to pay the Veteran's past due amount on the mortgage, which at that time was $4000.00.  Unfortunately the Judge denied the motion and the house sold at Sheriff Sale for $132,000.00.  The house is currently in a redemption period we are trying to raise the amount requested to keep the Veteran in the home and I have exhausted most of my resources because there are no federal or state programs that can offer the amount of money needed to save the home.  The Veteran is wheel chair bound and more than likely would not survive the transition.  All proceeds will go directly to the Veteran.
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Update 72
22 months ago
Update 71
22 months ago
Closing out the veterans account, transferring the money into an account where all of his bills will be paid and he will be able to live comfortably in his home for the rest of his life. Thank you all for the help that you have provided and god bless all of you.
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Update 70
22 months ago
Roof is replaced, big shout out to Jims Roofing and his crew. I was able to have a large portion of the supplies donated. Papers are signed and Mr dahlberg can finally put this unfortunate situation behind him. The money raised will be deposited into an account that i have set up for him and all of his monthly expenses will be directly taken out for him. I think it's finally safe to say, "we did it!" Great job everyone.
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Karen Kruske
22 months ago

I too would like to know how his home was saved, and he is able to stay in it as long as he lives. As a contributor, I am very interested in what happens to him.

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Shannon Clark
22 months ago

The last update states his home was saved!!! I'm so happy!' How was this feat achieved seeing as only &14000 or so was raised here? Did other great souls come through for this great veteran? I was so worried the goal would not be achieved. I checked every day. I am beyond for real that he is able to stay in his home and great people even helped him to replace his roof. God bless him

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Ken Smith
23 months ago

Josh Parish You are the man . I am a Disabled Vet and I battled VA 's issues years ago....a fight I do not feel is over , I only wish I had a Person like you to help me thru the problems ...Veterans need people like you . Thank you for being the person who did not say "Oh Well, too bad "

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Eg Eg
23 months ago

Was wondering if there might be a way to do a reverse mortgage where a bank buys the house and the person stays in it for free until they pass. Then the bank sells the house for a profit?

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Joshua Parish
24 months ago

It is comments Like this that keep me working. Thank you so much for the kind words.

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Shannon Clark
24 months ago

Thank you for being his champion!! I am overwhelmed by how hard you are working for him, it's admirable!! I pray he raises the funds needed to stay in his home. Have you tried to get on the news again or other shows? I've shared his story many times in hopes that it will reach the right people. God bless him. Thank him from the bottom of my heart for his service to our country. His acts of bravery have not been forgotten.

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$14,056 of $132k goal

Raised by 186 people in 26 months
Created June 25, 2014
AR
$56
Allen K. Ryans
23 months ago (Offline Donation)
MC
$250
Makenzie Whitney Corp.
23 months ago (Offline Donation)
SK
$100
Scott Kiefer
23 months ago
PO
$100
Patriot Day Golf Shoot out
24 months ago (Offline Donation)
AC
$240
AMI CONTRACTING
24 months ago (Offline Donation)

American Legion 141/AMI 50/50 raffle.

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$5
Anonymous
24 months ago
ML
$250
Meteorix, LLC
24 months ago (Offline Donation)

Tamar Fox's match

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$25
Anonymous
24 months ago
BS
$100
Bobby Szlachcic
24 months ago
KS
$25
ken smith
24 months ago

God Help Our Veterans . From one Disabled Vet to another ....Fight the Good Fight God Speed !!!!

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Karen Kruske
22 months ago

I too would like to know how his home was saved, and he is able to stay in it as long as he lives. As a contributor, I am very interested in what happens to him.

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Shannon Clark
22 months ago

The last update states his home was saved!!! I'm so happy!' How was this feat achieved seeing as only &14000 or so was raised here? Did other great souls come through for this great veteran? I was so worried the goal would not be achieved. I checked every day. I am beyond for real that he is able to stay in his home and great people even helped him to replace his roof. God bless him

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Ken Smith
23 months ago

Josh Parish You are the man . I am a Disabled Vet and I battled VA 's issues years ago....a fight I do not feel is over , I only wish I had a Person like you to help me thru the problems ...Veterans need people like you . Thank you for being the person who did not say "Oh Well, too bad "

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Eg Eg
23 months ago

Was wondering if there might be a way to do a reverse mortgage where a bank buys the house and the person stays in it for free until they pass. Then the bank sells the house for a profit?

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Joshua Parish
24 months ago

It is comments Like this that keep me working. Thank you so much for the kind words.

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Shannon Clark
24 months ago

Thank you for being his champion!! I am overwhelmed by how hard you are working for him, it's admirable!! I pray he raises the funds needed to stay in his home. Have you tried to get on the news again or other shows? I've shared his story many times in hopes that it will reach the right people. God bless him. Thank him from the bottom of my heart for his service to our country. His acts of bravery have not been forgotten.

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